JACUMBA, CALIF.—U.S. Border Patrol agents working near the U.S./Mexico International Border arrested a male Mexican national last night who had a previous conviction for child molestation.
At approximately 6:30 pm on Wednesday evening, agents observed the 37-year-old Mexican national cross the border near Jacumba in East San Diego County. Agents approached the man and questioned him concerning his citizenship. Routine records check revealed he had been previously deported and had a conviction for child molestation and tampering with a witness in the State of Washington.
The subject is being held in Department of Homeland Security custody with criminal charges pending and will be prosecuted for re-entry after deportation.
To prevent the illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on major corridors of egress away from our Nation's borders. To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.